Candle Care

Impeccable candle burning means a calm, teardrop shaped, and upright flame.

  • Allow the candle to burn 3-4 hours the first lighting. Candles have a memory. Its important the wax melts across the entire surface, burning right to the edges of the vessel. The first burn prevents tunnelling, creating an even burn and maximizes longevity.
  • Trimming the wick to 5 mm before every light controls the size of the flame, allowing you to get the most time out of your candle.
  • Discontinue use when candle has 5 mm of wax remaining to avoid overheating glass vessels.
  • When not in use, store your candle in a cool, dark and dry place.

TROUBLE SHOOTING

My candle is flickering!

Controlling the flame is key to optimal burning. Extinguish, cool, trim the wick, and re-light the candle in a draft-free safe space.

My candle has soot!

If soot forms on the inside of the vessel, extinguish the candle, cool, and clean with a damp cloth.

The wax is dirty!

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, debris, and matches.

My glass candle cracked and broke!

Burning the candle down all the way overheats the vessel. Cracking and breaking are unsafe.

My scent is not strong!

For maximum scent, leave windows and doors closed. Store candles in a dry, cool spot when not burning. Single wick candles suit smaller rooms.

My candle self-extinguished!

Once the wick cools, loosen the wick fibers by gently twisting the wick with your fingers and re-light.

Why do some candles turn yellow?

Candles should be stored in cool dark space. Exposure to intense direct or indirect sunlight may turn the wax slightly yellow. It will not affect the burn or the scent.

Why are there black marks on my candle container?

If you repeatedly light the candle longer than the recommended time and forgetting to trim the wick produces extra smoke, creating soot. Cool the vessel and simply wipe away the black marks with a clean cloth.

Why does my candle have cracks in it?

Exposure to intense heat can cause melting and extreme cold can cause cracking. Before lighting the candle, allow the candle to sit at room temperature.

Why are some scents darker in appearance than others?

Peace, love and Kesim uses 100% essential oils, but Mother Nature is unique. Oils are derived from different parts of the plant. Orange oil for example comes from the rind, out-of- the-world bright hue adds color to the soy wax.

 

SAFETY FIRST

  • Never leave a candle unattended
  • Never move a burning candle
  • Always burn your candle away from drafts to maximize burn time and scent
  • Always burn candles away from children and pets
  • Always burn your candle on a heat-resistant surface
  • Always ensure the flame is extinguished and the wax has hardened before handling
  • Always burn your candle at eye level or below
  • Always burn the candle no longer than the recommended burning time. The size of the vessel determines the burn time. All Peace, love and Kesim vessels are labelled with the information
  • When burning multiple candles, ensure adequate space between vessels
  • Stop burning the candle once 5 mm remains in the vessel
  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame. Using water or blowing out candles can spray hot wax onto surfaces and you
  • Never use a candle as a nightlight
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